5 Ways for Teachers, Students to Share Links in Class

Schools are advancing in 100% paperless work, with teachers and students using multiple links in the classroom.

What seems to be the simplest thing can knock an hour on schedule. For example, if a teacher has to make dozens of links to different assignments that he or she will share with students, he or she may spend more time than expected.

In this guide, you will find:
• Why teachers and students use links in the classroom
• Five ways to share multiple links quickly and effectively.

Why do teachers and students use links in the classroom?

Links are ubiquitous to both online and offline courses. Here are some of the reasons why teachers and students use them:
• Share access to assignment instructions and building materials. Teachers make instructions for essays, research papers, and other homework on Google Docs and share them with students
• Share news and announcements. Instructors use links to lead students to web pages with school news, announcements and policies
• Share content from third-party websites. Content such as articles and videos can be used as part of a reading development assignment
• Share assignments. Students often use links to provide access to assignments and projects made online (essays, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.)

5 Ways for Teachers and Students to Share Links
Here are five of the most popular ways for teachers and students to share links easily and quickly.

1. Connect Shortener App
Link reduction apps make links manageable by making them short and orderly. There are many good reasons for using teachers:
• Very long links often look like spam. Too many people are less likely to click
• Abbreviated links can be customized, that is, you can enter the name of the educational institution
• Add links to social media posts. Shortened links allow for more text space, which is important for platforms such as Twitter
• Track link performance. Commonly used by businesses, downloadable links using UTM tags that track how many people they clicked on
• Short links are easy to remember. The custom link that mentions the name of the educational institution is more memorable than the spam, long look
• Create short links in bulk. Instructors can create thousands of different links with the link shortcut to share with as many students as needed.

Since link sharing is something teachers do regularly, there are many ways they can use the link shortcut.

Here are some of the most important use cases:
• Summarize links to study materials, third-party websites, and shared documents
• Customize links to categorize assignments, i.e., domain / FDEssayapril, where FD stands for student initials, “essay” is for assignment, and “april” indicates the project date.
• Assess learner involvement with building materials. Traceable links with UTM tags will show how many students have been reached with this item. This information may be helpful in school reporting or in individual progress reports
• Create hundreds of short links in seconds. The summary is designed to make progress in building links, so teachers can save a lot of time when they produce in bulk
• Save links to one management document. The facilitator can collect links to one main text to keep the material in one place. Having condensed links can make management much easier.
Using a link shortcut will help make links more user-friendly. Most apps have free and easy-to-use apps, which means you can start improving your link management in minutes, for free.

Note: Short.io offers a 50% discount for teachers.

2. Email
Email is another straightforward way to share links with teachers and students that are available to everyone. There are two ways you can do this:
• Paste the link
• Insert a link to a text such as links

Adriana Rose, an education writer at Subjecto, says that adding hyperlinks is becoming more popular among students who need to access homework via email.

"It's an easy way to view links in emails," Rose said. "Some industries such as marketing have been using it for a while now."

Here is an example–
This email from CoSchedule has a hyperlink highlighted in blue.

By inserting links in this way, teachers can make them stand out from the text. It's a great way to use content emails full of content.

To add a hyperlink to Gmail:
• Highlight link text
• Click Insert link in the bottom menu (third button to the left)
• Enter the link and confirm.

Here's what the result looks like in Gmail.

gmail link
That's how you can turn any piece of text into a clickable link.

3. Microsoft Groups
Microsoft Teams is an online platform for teachers to communicate, share, and share content with students outside the classroom. It has become one of the most widely used online learning tools after the onset of the novel coronavirus.

We'll use Microsoft Groups as an example here, but the sharing of the link is available in many other similar applications.

Sharing files with students and other instructors is easy. Like Google Docs, the app comes with a share button.

Getting a file sharing link for more places in Groups:
• Select Select file at the bottom of the message box
• Click Browse groups and channels
• Select the file you would like to share
• Select Share link.

Here's a link to share with Microsoft's Product Links Team.

Source: Microsoft Support

Of course, you can share a chat link with each student. Find the file on the Microsoft Teams channel, select More options and click Find Link. The app will automatically generate a link to that file, so you can share it with everyone.

Just like that, you get a document link. This feature will make your interactions with students easier and make lessons easier, as you will be able to share things like sharing instructions.

Related: Microsoft allows third-party sites to embed "Share to Te"

Published on: 2/22/21, 5:14 PM